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This is from the "pics or it didn't happen" file. A couple of "cats" drag racing along the San Francisco water front.
Who won??

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Faster, to answer your question it depends if you are a mono or two huller person. The cat people said it went down like this:



While the mono hull'ers in the crew said it went like that:


I guess that who won will remain one of those enduring mysteries of the sea...

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This is me on the downwind leg of my first race win. Note the rest of the class behind me....

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One more.....Great memories of my first sailboat. I sailed the hell out of that poor thing. Honestly, I probably had more fun purely sailing that boat than our current cruising boat.

So, this was early 80's. When my wife was really HOT, and I had hair....





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I like this picture because just a few hours before it was taken, after a lapse of judgement on my part, she fell off the dock into the water without her lifejacket on. Very traumatic at the time, but she seems to have recovered nicely!

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I like this picture because just a few hours before it was taken, after a lapse of judgement on my part, she fell off the dock into the water without her lifejacket on. Very traumatic at the time, but she seems to have recovered nicely!
Definitely something to be thankful for. Even with kids used to living on boats, and knowing their way around them, sometimes accidents happen like that little one in Kemah. Missing girl's body found under Kemah boat dock



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Vivid examples of why little kids should always have vests on before they even go down the ramp to the dock. Waiting even as far as the boat before putting them on can have such sickeningly tragic consequences
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Back to happier subjects....

Love the way the Spinnaker colours 'pop' against the so-typical BC Wet Coast grays. Not my picture, btw, but taken by our good friend Peter Lang. More of his stellar work here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

The small green M242 is a former boat of ours.. this is the small race fleet of the Squamish Yacht Club.

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This photo comes is taken on Del Mar Basin on Pendelton Marine Base. This picture is special to me on many levels. Earlier in the day I was in Coeur d'Alene, ID for work and was hiking around the lake earlier in the day. I figure I was about 100 miles from the US's northern border. Then after a flight back to Carlsbad California I rushed to the base and participated in a dinghy race, which was a lot of fun in itself. Now I was 60 miles from the US's southern border and caught this father walking the docks with his kids as the sun set.

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And we make a big deal about skiing and sailing on the same day here! Even Whistler is only 75 miles away.
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